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Luciano Spalletti says Napoli may lack depth in squad in title race

Tue 21 September 2021 | 4:41

Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti is pleased with his side’s performance in their 4-0 victory over Udinese but says they may lack depth in their bid to win the Scudetto.

Napoli

continued their perfect start to the Serie A season with a 4-0 victory over

Udinese

on Monday night, climbing to the top of the table.

The Partenopei opened the scoring in the 24th minute when

Lorenzo Insigne

lobbed the ball over the goalkeeper and

Victor Osimhen

got the final touch on the line.

The away side made it 2-0 in the 35th minute when

Amir Rahmani

sent the ball into the back of the net from a well-worked free-kick.

Koulibaly

added the third after the half-time break, before

Hirving Lozano

’s fantastic curl inside the box.

Napoli leads the table with 12 points from four games, two ahead of

Inter

and

AC Milan

.

“The team’s performance makes me happy, the personality and the commitment we had for the whole match,”

Spalletti

told

DAZN

.

“It wasn’t only about the attitude, you also need the quality. Look at Insigne, who was able to do that lob while the goalkeeper was running towards him. Look at Lozano’s goal or Koulibaly’s personality. The team played well tonight.”

But can they really go all the way?

“The season is still long, but the team has quality,”

Spalletti said

.

“Perhaps, we lack those players who can allow us to make substitutions, keeping the team’s level high. And we need to be lasting, how many games we can play at this level? This will make the difference.

“Milan are very strong, Inter have worked well despite a couple of big sales. They brought important players in and they have a strong midfield.

“Our strength is our environment. We are overwhelmed with love that can become fuel for players.

“We have quality in attack. Osimhen is really strong, he lacks quality in tight spaces, but it’s hard to catch him in open spaces.

“The wingers are outstanding in one vs. one situations. The road is still long and there are many tough opponents.”


source: SportMob

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